Patents by Inventor Benjamin J. Taylor

Benjamin J. Taylor has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220350411
    Abstract: A haptic device for an electronic device includes an actuation member formed from a shape-memory alloy (SMA) material that changes shape (e.g., expands or contracts) in response to an applied electrical current. In some cases, the haptic devices described herein also include a restoration mechanism that restores the actuation member to its original shape or to a similar shape. The change in the shape of the actuation member and the restoration of the shape of the actuation member may produce a haptic output at the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin G. Jackson, Brenton A. Baugh, Megan A. McClain, Steven J. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20220298265
    Abstract: A method for the synthesis of alkyl ?-carboxy(hydroxyethyl) polysaccharides is described. The method includes methylating or ethylating a polysaccharide or providing a methylated or ethylated polysaccharide, hydroxyethylating the methylated or ethylated polysaccharide, and oxidizing the hydroxyethylated polysaccharide to form the ?-carboxy(hydroxyethyl) polysaccharide. A method for the synthesis of oxidized polysaccharides is also described. The method includes hydroxypropylating a polysaccharide and oxidizing the hydroxypropylated polysaccharides. A method for the production of a solid capable of forming a hydrogel is also described. The method includes combining a first solution comprising an oxidized oligo(hydroxypropyl) polysaccharide bearing one or more ketone groups with a second solution comprising an amine substituted polysaccharide to form a third solution, and removing solvent from the third solution to form the solid, or adding an additional solvent to the third solution to precipitate the solid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin J. Edgar, Brittany L.B. Nichols, Junyi Chen, Charles Frazier, Lynne S. Taylor, Laura I. Mosquera-Giraldo, Ann Norris, Benjamin Adams
  • Patent number: 11444234
    Abstract: A method includes providing a film of a high-temperature superconductor compound on a flexible substrate, where a portion of the film has a first oxygen state, and exposing a portion of the film to a focused ion beam to create a structure within the film. The structure may result from the portion of the film being partially or completely removed. The structure may be a trench along the length or width of the film. The method may include annealing the exposed portion of the film to a second oxygen state. The oxygen content of the second oxygen state may be greater or less than the oxygen content of the first oxygen state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignees: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy, the Navy
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Taylor, Teresa H. Emery
  • Publication number: 20220233874
    Abstract: An example method is performed by a current defibrillator and includes determining that a memory embedded within a therapy cable coupled to the current defibrillator stores data indicative of a previous shock delivered to a patient, the previous being delivered using a previous defibrillator. The method also includes obtaining the data indicative of the previous shock, and setting an energy level for a subsequent shock based on the data indicative of the previous shock. The method further includes delivering the subsequent shock to the patient at the energy level for the subsequent shock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Danziger, Jil Cruz, Dennis M. Skelton, Shardul Varma, Tyson G. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20210193372
    Abstract: An electronic package includes a mounting platform for mounting an electrically small device, at least one coil, and an insulator. The coil regulates a magnetic field through the electrically small device at the mounting platform. The coil is adapted to conduct a current for nullifying the magnetic field through the electrically small device at the mounting platform. The insulator is between the mounting platform and the coil for isolating the electrically small device from the coil. An electronic circuit includes this electronic package and the electrically small device mounted at the mounting platform of the electronic package. The electrically small device can be a quantum device and/or a topological device when cooled to a cryogenic temperature. The magnetic field is nullified to prevent the magnetic field from adversely affecting the electrically small device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Sergio A. Montoya, Benjamin J. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20210184098
    Abstract: A method includes providing a film of a high-temperature superconductor compound on a flexible substrate, where a portion of the film has a first oxygen state, and exposing a portion of the film to a focused ion beam to create a structure within the film. The structure may result from the portion of the film being partially or completely removed. The structure may be a trench along the length or width of the film. The method may include annealing the exposed portion of the film to a second oxygen state. The oxygen content of the second oxygen state may be greater or less than the oxygen content of the first oxygen state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
    Inventors: BENJAMIN J. TAYLOR, TERESA H. EMERY
  • Patent number: 10847573
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that includes a substrate, a first superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID), a second SQUID and a third SQUID. The first SQUID is disposed on the substrate and has a first feature dimension, a second feature dimension and a first effective geometric magnetic inductance parameter value, ?L1. The second SQUID is disposed on the substrate and has the first feature dimension, a third feature dimension and a second effective geometric magnetic inductance parameter value, ?L2. The third SQUID is disposed on the substrate and has the first feature dimension, a fourth feature dimension and a third effective geometric magnetic inductance parameter value, ?L3, wherein ?L1<?L2<?L3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Susan Anne Elizabeth Berggren, Benjamin J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10739390
    Abstract: A system is provided for use with an optical input signal for detecting a phase difference between a first RF signal having a first phase and a second RF signal having a second phase. The system includes and optical waveguide, a first optical resonant cavity, a first RF receiver, a second optical resonant cavity and a second RF receiver. The optical resonant cavities include a non-linear electro-optical material. The first RF receiver affects the first non-linear electro-optical material of the first optical resonant cavity. The second RF receiver affects the second non-linear electro-optical material of first optical resonant cavity. The optical waveguide outputs an optical output signal based on the optical input signal as modified by the first optical resonant cavity as affected by the first RF receiver receiving the first RF signal and as modified by the second optical resonant cavity as affected by the second RF receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Stephanie Claussen, Benjamin J. Taylor, Anna M. Leese de Escobar
  • Patent number: 10725141
    Abstract: First and second superconductive sensors receive an electromagnetic signal. The first and second superconductive sensors are spaced apart such that there is a phase difference between the electromagnetic signal as received at the first and second superconductive sensors. The first and second superconductive sensors output respective first and second voltage signals corresponding to the electromagnetic signal as received by the first and second superconductive sensors. A nonlinear detector detects a voltage difference between the first and second voltage signals and provides an output signal representing the detected voltage difference. The output signal corresponds to the phase difference between the electromagnetic signal as received at the first and second superconductive sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Benjamin J Taylor, Susan Anne Elizabeth Berggren, Anna Leese De Escobar
  • Patent number: 10700255
    Abstract: A system includes a substrate having a high-temperature superconductor compound film disposed thereon. A first superconducting region is formed within the film and has a first stabilized oxygen content. A second superconducting region is also formed within the film and is located adjacent to the first superconducting region. The second superconducting region has a second stabilized oxygen content. A boundary region is formed within the film and separates the first superconducting region from the second superconducting region. A voltage source is connected to the first superconducting region and the second superconducting region. The boundary region emits electromagnetic radiation responsive to an applied voltage from the voltage source to one of the first superconducting region and the second superconducting region. A current flows from the first superconducting region to the second superconducting region, or vice versa, responsive to the applied voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Taylor, Teresa H. Emery, Susan Berggren, Anna M. Leese De Escobar
  • Publication number: 20200041602
    Abstract: First and second superconductive sensors receive an electromagnetic signal. The first and second superconductive sensors are spaced apart such that there is a phase difference between the electromagnetic signal as received at the first and second superconductive sensors. The first and second superconductive sensors output respective first and second voltage signals corresponding to the electromagnetic signal as received by the first and second superconductive sensors. A nonlinear detector detects a voltage difference between the first and second voltage signals and provides an output signal representing the detected voltage difference. The output signal corresponds to the phase difference between the electromagnetic signal as received at the first and second superconductive sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: BENJAMIN J. TAYLOR, SUSAN ANNE ELIZABETH BERGGREN, ANNA LEESE DE ESCOBAR
  • Publication number: 20200025815
    Abstract: A system is provided for use with an optical input signal for detecting a phase difference between a first RF signal having a first phase and a second RF signal having a second phase. The system includes and optical waveguide, a first optical resonant cavity, a first RF receiver, a second optical resonant cavity and a second RF receiver. The optical resonant cavities include a non-linear electro-optical material. The first RF receiver affects the first non-linear electro-optical material of the first optical resonant cavity. The second RF receiver affects the second non-linear electro-optical material of first optical resonant cavity. The optical waveguide outputs an optical output signal based on the optical input signal as modified by the first optical resonant cavity as affected by the first RF receiver receiving the first RF signal and as modified by the second optical resonant cavity as affected by the second RF receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Stephanie Claussen, Benjamin J. Taylor, Anna M. Leese de Escobar
  • Patent number: 10516248
    Abstract: A system includes a substrate, a high-temperature superconductor compound film disposed on the substrate, an array of superconducting regions formed within the film, a plurality of Josephson junctions formed within the film, where each Josephson junction of the plurality of Josephson junctions is formed between adjacent superconducting regions within the array of superconducting regions, and a voltage source connected to the array of superconducting regions. The plurality of Josephson junctions are separated by a distance such that they emit coherent radiation in the terahertz frequency range responsive to a voltage applied to the array of superconducting regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Taylor, Teresa H. Emery
  • Patent number: 10301221
    Abstract: A superconducting material having a strong magnetic-flux pinning by way of sites having high electronic effective mass and charge carrier density. The superconducting material involves a superconducting host material and a dopant pinning material being inert in relation to the superconducting host material and has a ?{square root over (?)}/m* in a range less than that of the superconducting host material, the dopant pinning material doping the superconducting host material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10290797
    Abstract: A method includes providing a film having an initial uniform oxygen state on a substrate and annealing the film in a thermal gradient annealing device while applying a steady-state thermal gradient and a uniaxial pressure until the film comprises two or more discrete regions, where at least one of the regions has a final stabilized oxygen state different from the initial uniform oxygen state. The film is a high-temperature compound belonging to the class of compounds having a compositional form of R1?yMyBa2Cu3?zTzOx, where 6?x?7, where 0?y?1, where 0?z?1, where R comprises at least one of a rare earth and calcium, where M comprises at least one of a rare earth distinct from that of R and calcium if absent from R, where T comprises at least one of cobalt (Co), iron (Fe), nickel (Ni), and zinc (Zn).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10283695
    Abstract: A method includes providing a film of a high-temperature superconductor compound on a substrate, where a portion of the film has a first oxygen state, and exposing a portion of the film to a focused ion beam to create a structure within the film. The structure may result from the portion of the film being partially or completely removed. The structure may be a trench along the length or width of the film. The method may include annealing the exposed portion of the film to a second oxygen state. The oxygen content of the second oxygen state may be greater or less than the oxygen content of the first oxygen state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Taylor, Teresa H. Emery
  • Patent number: 10175308
    Abstract: A High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) Superconducting Quantum Interference Device and methods for fabrication can include at least one bi-Superconducting Quantum Interference Device. The bi-SQUID can include an HTS substrate that can be formed with a step edge. A superconducting loop of YBCO can be deposited on the step edge to establish two Josephson Junctions. A superconducting path that bi-sects the superconducting loop path can also be deposited onto the substrate. In some embodiments, the bisecting path can cross the step edge twice, and the bisecting path can be ion milled at one of the crossing points to round the bisecting path and thereby remove the fourth Josephson Junction at the other crossing point. In still other embodiments, the bisecting path can be completely on the upper shelf (or the lower shelf), and the bisecting path can be ion damaged, ion damaged, or particle damaged, to establish the third Josephson Junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Susan Anne Elizabeth Berggren, Benjamin J. Taylor, Anna Leese de Escobar
  • Patent number: 10177298
    Abstract: A Josephson junction device and methods for manufacture can include an untwinned YBa2Cu3Ox nanowire having crystallographic a- and b-axes. The nanowire can be established from YBa2Cu3Ox film (6.0?x?7.0) using a photolithography process, followed by an ion milling process, to yield the YBa2Cu3Ox nanowire. The crystallographic b-axis of the nanowire can be parallel to the long dimension of the nanowire. First and second gate structures can be placed on opposite sides of the nanowire across from each other, to establish first and second microgaps. A gate voltage can be selectively applied across the first and said second gate structures, which can further establish a selective electric field across the first and second microgaps. The electric field can be parallel to the nanowire crystallographic a-axis, to selectively cause an at will Josephson junction effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Taylor, Teresa H. Emery, Susan Anne Elizabeth Berggren, Anna M. Leese de Escobar
  • Publication number: 20190004123
    Abstract: A High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) Superconducting Quantum Interference Device and methods for fabrication can include at least one bi-Superconducting Quantum Interference Device. The bi-SQUID can include an HTS substrate that can be formed with a step edge. A superconducting loop of YBCO can be deposited on the step edge to establish two Josephson Junctions. A superconducting path that bi-sects the superconducting loop path can also be deposited onto the substrate. In some embodiments, the bisecting path can cross the step edge twice, and the bisecting path can be ion milled at one of the crossing points to round the bisecting path and thereby remove the fourth Josephson Junction at the other crossing point. In still other embodiments, the bisecting path can be completely on the upper shelf (or the lower shelf), and the bisecting path can be ion damaged, ion damaged, or particle damaged, to establish the third Josephson Junction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Susan Anne Elizabeth Berggren, Benjamin J. Taylor, Anna Leese de Escobar
  • Patent number: 10078118
    Abstract: A High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) Superconducting Quantum Interference Device and methods for fabrication can include at least one bi-Superconducting Quantum Interference Device. The bi-SQUID can include an HTS substrate that can be formed with a step edge. A superconducting loop of YBCO can be deposited on the step edge to establish two Josephson Junctions. A superconducting path that bi-sects the superconducting loop path can also be deposited onto the substrate. In some embodiments, the bisecting path can cross the step edge twice, and the bisecting path can be ion milled at one of the crossing points to round the bisecting path and thereby remove the fourth Josephson Junction at the other crossing point. In still other embodiments, the bisecting path can be completely on the upper shelf (or the lower shelf), and the bisecting path can be ion damaged, ion damaged, or particle damaged, to establish the third Josephson Junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Susan Anne Elizabeth Berggren, Benjamin J. Taylor, Anna Leese de Escobar